Our next square is by a very popular designer, Ineke Mooijenkind. Ineke needs no introduction because you’ll surely remember her amazing Something Magic CAL that just finished up recently. But just in case you don’t, you’ll surely want to check it out here.
Ineke was thrilled to join the FATW CAL team and started designing right away. She has designed not one, but two squares for us! After making her first square with DK she realized that the instructions were to use Aran weight yarn. She quickly got to work making a second square in Aran. Being pleasantly surprised with how nicely it worked up, she decided to make the second one slightly different but in the same colours. Ineke was inspired by the Delft Blue tiles made here the Netherlands and decided to call her square why “Dutchy”, but she tells us it would look fabulous in one color too! We absolutely love it!!!
This week we have another video by Bonnie Barker. You can find the video at the link below under “Extra Stuff”. We’re sure you’ll find it helpful as Bonnie guides you through the steps of this lovely square.
We recently sat down for coffee (virtually) with Ineke to chat about her life and all things crochet! You can read all about it here.
You can find Ineke’s pattern here: Dutchy Square on Ravelry
Check out our post on yarn requirements here. Here’s what the testers used for this square:
Lynette: Worsted/Aran, 121 grams
Marjolein: Stylecraft Special DK, 36 grams
Silvana: Herrschners Worsted 8, 86.6 grams
Aprille: Stylecraft Aran, 85 grams
Micki: Worsted, 106 grams
Pattern Location: Dutchy Square on Ravelry
Video by Bonnie Barker: Dutchy Video Right Handed
Important Additional Pattern Info
Don’t forget you will need to add an extra three rounds to your square to achieve the final 48 st/side count which is necessary for joining. You can find the instructions for all squares here. Translations for these additional rounds can be found here. The extra rounds will vary slightly from week to week because the squares vary in ending stitch counts so be sure to follow the directions for each square.
This square ends with a 40 stitch count on each side. You will need to add an additional 8 stitches per side for a total of 48 stitches per side.
Rnd 1: Begin with a standing sc (stsc) in any corner chsp. Ch2, sc in same corner, sc in each of the next 40 sts. *(Sc, ch2, sc) in corner chsp. Sc in each of the next 40 sts* repeat from * to * 3 more times. Join with slst to beginning stsc. (42 sts, ch2 per side)
Rnd 2: Slst to corner ch2, *(sc, ch2, sc) in corner chsp. Sc in each of the next 42 sts* repeat from * to * 3 more times. Slst to beginning sc. (44 sts, ch2 per side)
Rnd 3: Slst to corner ch2, *(2sc, ch2, 2sc) in corner chsp. Sc in each of the next 42 sts* repeat from * to * 3 more times. Slst to beginning sc (48 sts, ch 2 per side)
We are LOVING seeing all of your finished squares on our Facebook group page, CAL – Crochet A Long….they are amazing! Keep ’em coming!
See you next week!